Adelaide multi-arts duo Happiness is Wealth have released their debut video for 'Move' premiered on influential cultural publisher Monster Children.
This video sees Happiness Is Wealth collaborator & videographer Cedric Viollet come to the front to expand the creative vison of the project through film & skate culture. Cutting his teeth within the skate scene in Paris, Cedric has become a legend in the film & skate scenes and the perfect person to represent Happiness Is Wealth visually.
The film clip explores movement through a centralised theme of skateboarding and the rich culture and identity it encapsulates. Captured on a Sony VX1000 camera, known for it's definable skate film aesthetic the 'Move' clip follows the skaters (Nixen Osborne & Chris Vaughan) through busy Sydney cityscapes and iconic locations in a 'ride along' style.
A collaboration between long-time friends and Adelaide locals Surahn Sidhu & Omar Varts, Happiness is Wealth is a concept that challenges the conventional approach to music creation & production. Each sonic offering will come paired with ground-breaking visual material and limited edition clothing capsule as an immersive expression of identity and culture.
"In Happiness is Wealth the songwriting and production process acts as a catalyst that informs a number of additional creative extensions including clothing production, live show performance and visual art. Over the years we've established a network of talented creative friends who add heightened & unique perspectives that will keep the project evolving seasonally.
The true value (or wealth) of the project for us is the uniquely collaborative approach - at its core is the happiness we find through the wealth of shared experience, friendship and creative output." – Happiness is Wealth
As a touring vocalist for Flight Facilities, founding member of cult disco act The Swiss, guitarist for Empire of the Sun, has written songs for Usher, artist for Future Classic and DFA and touring DJ for James Suckling's Great Wines of The World global event series, Surahn provides a heavily credentialed musical backbone to Happiness Is Wealth.